On Being a VC Who Travels

“If you travel long enough, every story becomes a novel.” — Gloria Steinem On the Road/Off the Road I just finished reading My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem’s first-person account of her travels and being an activist who was (and still is) known for being in all of the places that it makes sense […]

Staying Alive

Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get the next one. Your first job as an early stage startup founder is to get your first customer. Your second job is to stay alive so you can get […]

Call Your Customers

The most important tool to finding product-market fit is in your hand right now and a lot of founders are too scared to use it. Pick up the phone and call your customers. It seems obvious, but every single time I suggest it to founders, they act like I just told them to remove their own […]

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The White Elephant in the Room

The White Elephant in the Room

This post originally appeared on Medium. white el·e·phant noun a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of. This weekend, I was at a 3-day event for Project Entrepreneur — an initiative from UBS and the founders of Rent the Runway to find, fund, and support women […]

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The Digital Detox

A digital detox sounds like something pretentious people do – like a juice cleanse, but for phones and stuff. And no one needed one more than I did. My routine is the same every morning. Wake up. Pick up the phone from where it’s buried in my bed. Read and return emails. Tweet. Facebook. Secret. […]